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David Hume

It is certain that a serious attention to the sciences and liberal arts softens and humanizes the temper, and cherishes those fine emotions in which true virtue and honor consist. It very rarely happens that a man of taste and learning is not, at least, an honest man, whatever frailties may attend him.

Attention | Emotions | Frailties | Honor | Learning | Man | Taste | Temper | Virtue | Virtue | Wisdom |

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.

Education | Learning | Wisdom |

John F. Kennedy, fully John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy

Liberty without learning is always in peril, and learning without liberty is always in vain.

Learning | Liberty | Peril | Wisdom |

Wanda Landowska

The most beautiful thing in the world is, precisely, the conjunction of learning and inspiration. Oh, the passion for research and the joy of discovery!

Inspiration | Joy | Learning | Passion | Research | Wisdom | World |

John Locke

The great art of learning is to understand but little at a time.

Art | Learning | Little | Time | Wisdom | Art | Understand |

John Allan May

Progress consists largely of learning to apply laws and truths that have always existed.

Learning | Progress | Wisdom | Truths |

Thomas Merton

The least of the work of learning is done in the classrooms.

Learning | Wisdom | Work |

Theodore Parker

The books which help you most are those which make you think the most. The hardest way of learning is by easy reading. But a great book that comes from a great thinker - it is a ship of thought, deep-freighted with truth and with beauty.

Beauty | Books | Learning | Reading | Thought | Truth | Wisdom | Think |

Joseph Parker

The books which help you most are those which make you think the most. The hardest way of learning is by easy reading: but a great book that comes from a great thinker - it is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and with beauty.

Beauty | Books | Learning | Reading | Thought | Truth | Wisdom | Think |

James Northcote

You are to consider that learning is of great use to society; and though it may not add to the stock, it is a necessary vehicle to transmit to others. Learned men are the cisterns of knowledge, not the fountainhead.

Knowledge | Learning | Men | Society | Wisdom |

Alexander Pope

A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; their shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drink largely sobers us again.

Learning | Little | Taste | Wisdom |

Nathan Marsh Pusey

The finest fruit of serious learning should be the ability to speak the word God without reserve or embarrassment. And it should be spoken without adolescent resentment, rather with some sense of communion, with reverence and with joy.

Ability | God | Joy | Learning | Resentment | Reserve | Reverence | Sense | Wisdom | God |

Dominique Ricard

It is in learning music that many youthful hearts learn to love.

Learning | Love | Music | Wisdom | Learn |

Sa'di (or Saadi), pen name of Abū-Muḥammad Muṣliḥ al-Dīn bin Abdallāh Shīrāzī, born Muslih-uddin NULL

He that has acquired learning and not practiced what he has learnt, is like a man who plows but sows no seed.

Learning | Man | Wisdom |

Richard and Greta Smolowe

We believe in a life continuum, and eternal life. Each incarnation or lifetime on earth is 'just a day in the classroom'... We believe the plane of greatest learning is the physical plane. It is up to all of us to make the most of each carnation. We believe that all there is in the universe is energy... and all energy forms, from subatomic particles to stars, are in a constant state of change and transformation... that interpreting energy frequencies on sensory bands creates the reality in which each life-form lives.

Change | Day | Earth | Energy | Eternal | Learning | Life | Life | Reality | Universe | Wisdom |

Richard Smolowe, fully Richard Edward Smolowe

If the body is only the vehicle by which the soul can access the experience of physical living, then there is no real physical me. The soul (or life force) is the only real me. If you and I (the souls) want to achieve the most from this earthly lifetime, the more varied the experiences we should seek. That said, it’s too easy for you and me to fall into a comfort zone and try to avoid change. To keep this from happening, the experiences change rapidly as a result of the body moving from infancy though old age. The physical changes help to enhance our learning curve, our ability to serve, and our chance to evolve.

Ability | Age | Body | Chance | Change | Comfort | Experience | Force | Infancy | Learning | Life | Life | Old age | Soul | Wisdom | Old |

Jonathan Swift, pen names, M.B. Drapier, Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff

Abstracts, abridgments, summaries, etc., have the same use with burning-glasses - to collect the diffused rays of wit and learning in authors, and make them point with warmth and quickness upon the reader’s imagination.

Imagination | Learning | Wisdom | Wit |

Leo Stein

The perfect method of learning is analogous to infection. It enters and spreads.

Learning | Method | Wisdom |